Upcoming Cambridge Talks – Why Can’t IT Projects be insured?

Mon 05 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

Another month, another BCS SPA talk. The next SPA Cambridge meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th January at Microsoft Research Centre, Cambridge.

Why Can’t IT Projects be insured?
Graham Oakes
January 14th 2009, 7:00pm (light buffet) 7:30pm (talk)
Venue: Microsoft Research Centre Cambridge


Many organisations ...

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Ubuntu 8.10 – It’s Great But With A Couple Of Problems

Sun 04 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

I am in the process of making my desktop computer into a work computer by removing Windows XP and going down the Ubuntu (8.10 Intrepid Ibex) route.

I thought I’d share some of the problems I had just in case some other people find my solutions useful since ...

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Webkit Ported To EFL

Sun 04 January 2009 by Garry Bodsworth

EFL (Enlightenment Foundation Libraries) now has a port for Webkit. It is not in the Webkit trunk or anything but it is available in git form here.

I’ve tried compiling it and using it on my Gnome VM and it works really well. The main missing parts are the ...

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CODA 2.0 Screencast

Sun 21 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The main reason I have had my head down of late is that I have been beavering away at work on the next version of our CODA system. What is CODA? It is a digital signage system from Camvine, where you configure it all through the web and it’s ...

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WordPress 2.7 Released

Thu 11 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Version 2.7 of WordPress was just released, and being a bit fast on the draw I decided to install it. Using the Instant Upgrade plug-in it upgraded flawlessly as far as I can tell (cue the entire website imploding).

This upgrade breaks quite a few plugins because they are ...

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Linking, but not to development

Wed 10 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Lots of comics/movies/cool stuff links building up.

Dead Snow
Zombie Nazis in the snow! ‘Nuff said.

LADRÖNN interview 1 and LADRÖNN interview 2
One of my favourite artists doing comics right now. He has a European style percolated through Jack Kirby. His full colour art is a joy ...

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Python 3.0 – The Fallout

Wed 10 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Last week Python 3.0 (nee 3000) was released with a big tidy up of the language.  Reading through the new features here you can see plenty of shifting stuff around. It’s an interesting endeavor because you rarely get an opportunity to go back and correct the decay that ...

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A Ride Into The Bizarre

Mon 08 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

When I was at the University of Essex I won the Bowden Memorial Prize in my first year. Nothing too odd about that, but then in a magazine whilst I was at Uni I read an article that mentioned Dr Keith Bowden of the Computer Science Department dying in mysterious ...

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Dynamite Links

Wed 03 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Black Dynamite
This film looks funk-tastic. Check out the trailer.

Are we the last of the geeks?
Obviously it is up to geeks to train the next generation of geeks.

Linux gains FPS
Prey gets a native Linux client. It’s actually a fairly recent game in the grand scheme ...

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Recent Cambridge Talks

Tue 02 December 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

I’ve been a bit lax recently so I thought I’d do a whistlestop tour of the talks I’ve been to over the past month.

Tim Campbell – Cambridge Business Lectures
Covered a lot of ground up from his start in business, through the Apprentice, up to his current ...

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SPA Cambridge Talk – Visual Studio Extensibility – December 10th

Thu 27 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The December talk for the BCS SPA Cambridge has been announced. You can sign up here.

VSX: Extend Your Development Experience

Jean-Marc Prieur (Microsoft)
December 10th 2008, 7:00pm (light buffet) 7:30pm (talk)
Venue: MicrosoftResearchCentreCambridge
Event sponsored by Red Gate Software.

Microsoft Visual Studio provides a great set ...

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Skynet Now Owns All Your Links

Wed 26 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Terminator 3 Movie Poster
Stunning animated movie poster. I think I should say up front that I am one of those people who think the first movie is the best, but robotic killing machines exterminating mankind is quite entertaining. Updated to the direct link. You can access the SWF directly ...

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Adobe ASL 1.0.39 Released

Sun 23 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The latest version of the Adobe ASL open source C++ libraries was released on November 6th. It’s a great set libraries that give even more functionality beyond even Boost.

The latest version also works with the latest 1.37 release of Boost and even contains the Intel Threading Building ...

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Interesting Use Of Google Chrome – Awesomium

Sun 23 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Well, actually more an interesting use of Webkit rather than Chromium I suppose…

Awesomium enables offscreen rendering of webpages by using the Chromium libraries which in turn are based on Webkit. Rendering to an offscreen buffer means you can embed the web content on things like OpenGL surfaces.

Currently the ...

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Upcoming Cambridge Talk – BCS SPA

Mon 10 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

The BCS SPA Cambridge talks are about to start again running monthly from November through to June. These are computing talks that are free to attend with a light buffet. The talks are also moving back to Microsoft Research Cambridge.

On November 12th at 7pm Mark Dalgarno is doing his ...

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Boost 1.37 Released

Thu 06 November 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

This month Boost 1.37 has been released. It’s the latest version of the extremely useful peer reviewed C++ libraries that a large portion of has fed into the latest C++ standards.

There is only one new library this time out which is Boost.Proto:

Proto is a framework ...

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Mac Coding For Windows

Wed 29 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Write a Cocoa application, create a new target and compile it for Windows. Easy as that. The Cocotron project gives the opportunity for developers to do just that.

There is a good in-depth blog post here. The developers of FileMagnet decided they wanted a Windows version and it took them ...

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Turn my face into a link

Wed 29 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Art and random web junk

Turn Your Name Into A Face
Does exactly what it says in the title.

Comic Book Tropes
Comic books formulaic? No…

100 Illustrated Horror Film Posters: Part 1
Before the days of computer hackery…

6 MORE Creepy Urban Legends (That Happen to be True)
Only ...

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Upcoming Cambridge Talks

Wed 29 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth en en 

It has been a while since I have said anything about upcoming talks in Cambridge.

The original Apprentice is coming to town – Cambridge Business Lectures
10th November 2008 5.30pm

Tim Campbell, the winner of the first series of The Apprentice, is coming to Cambridge. Tim will talking on “Much ...

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Wed 22 October 2008 by Garry Bodsworth

Visiting Thanko’s Tokyo Mecca of USB Weirdness
Because you can never have too much USB powered junk laying all over your house and workplace.

Movie Posters with brand integration
Alternate movie posters with brand integration. I guess the James Bond one was probably too big for the Internet.

Four ...

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